Marcelo Lopez Dinardi

Studied one year of architecture in his birthplace in Chile (1978), and later obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR), Cum Laude. Founded the contemporary city research platform CIUDADLAB in 2004, was a full-time Assistant Professor of design studio, research and representation at the PUPR, where he directed the 2009-2010 Lectures Series Sense Recession: What Comes Next?, and also directed the Roundtable Discussion Series for four years. From 2008-2011 edited the architecture journal Polimorfo, which he also co-founded. Has written for Entorno, Domus, Planning Perspectives, CCGSAPP, Buell Center, invited juror at the UPR, GSAPP, Barnard + Columbia College, Pratt Institute, Parsons, University of Pennsylvania and NJIT, lectured at Cooper Union and Princeton University and his architectural design work has been awarded several times by the AIA. After relocating to New York, he developed the thesis Destructive Knowledge: Tools for Learning to Un-Dō with a renewed discussion around the work of Gordon Matta-Clark, obtaining an MS in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from the GSAPP at Columbia University. He recently co-edited the book Promiscuous Encounters for GSAPP Books. He is a partner of A(n) Office based in New York and Detroit, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Architecture Department at Barnard + Columbia College, and an Adjunct Faculty at the School of Architecture of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is selected to represent the US Pavilion in the 2016 edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale with A(n) Office.